Mechanical Engineer (Retainer position)

Job categories Engineering
Vacancy code VA/2022/B5116/24690
Department/office ECR, UACO, Ukraine
Duty station Home based
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-9
Duration Up to 40 working days
Application period 22-Sep-2022 to 06-Oct-2022


Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.



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UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

In Ukraine, UNOPS support to the partners in their reform agenda since 2017 spans the rule of law, social protection, demining, emergency response and security. The projects are funded by the EU, UNHCR, the Governments of Japan and Canada.

All projects have gender equality as a transversal theme, and have been contextualised within the broader Sustainable Development Goals frameworks and objectives.

Following the increased militarisation around Ukraine’s borders as well as the recognition of the so-called Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics by the Russian Federation, the security situation in Ukraine deteriorated rapidly, with the launch of a military offensive by the Russian Federation on 24 February 2022. Armed violence escalated in at least eight oblasts (regions), including Kyivska oblast and the capital city of Kyiv, as well as in the eastern oblasts of Donetsk and Luhanska which were already affected by conflict. The towns of Mariupol, Kharkiv, Irpin were strongly affected, so resident civilians fled their homes en masse. 
Martial law and a state of war were introduced in Ukraine on 24 February 2022, and the general mobilisation of all Ukrainian males between 18 and 60 years old was ordered, while the Ukrainian airspace was closed to civilian users.
On 19 April, the OHCHR reported 4,966 civilian casualties in the country - 2,104 killed and 2,862 injured. The UN estimates that 12 million people in Ukraine will need relief and protection. By 18 April 2022, the UNCHR estimated that 4,980,589 refugees from Ukraine already crossed the border with Poland, other European countries, Hungary, Slovakia, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Belarus. 
 
The UNOPS immediately launched its Emergency Procurement Procedure (EPP) to enable a faster response to requirements related to the crisis. The EPP provided flexibility in procurement procedures while still ensuring adherence to essential public procurement principles.

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Partnership Specialist,...

Education  Advanced/Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering or relate...

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

This is a local position, it is therefore open to Nationals of Ukraine and ...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time. Applications ...

UNOPS – an operational arm of the United Nations – supports the achi...

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